|St. Roch, patron of plague victims|
"The details of the city are reeking with filth. The bodies of vagrant dogs, poisoned after the summer custom of the city authorities, putrifying in the streets; the corpses of human beings abandoned unburied in cemeteries; the futile firing of cannon and burning of tar barrels in the hope of 'purifying the air', add horror to the picture of the desolate city."
St. Roch is also the patron of dogs.